Michael Sam and HGTV by John S. Dickerson
In one week we have seen two telling turns in the societal development of the United States.
Michael Sam, a talented football prospect, made history when the St. Louis Rams drafted him to play in the NFL. President Obama and many others are celebrating — because Sam is gay.
In contrast, brothers David and Jason Benham, who had signed to film an HGTV show, got the boot and will never have their TV show — because they are conservative Christians.
A group of LGBT activists labeled the Benham brothers “extremists” because the brothers oppose same-sex marriage and abortion. After an uproar from the left, HGTV canned the show. For those who sounded the alarm on the brothers, this is a great victory; conservative Christians who do not share their views cannot work in TV without LGBT permission…
10 Free Dates Your Wife will Love from Bob at ChristianPF
I have found that creativity is often the source of the most fun and it doesn’t cost a thing! On the other hand you can often spend a lot of money doing the same-old-thing and not have any fun. These are a few ideas that have worked for us.
Offer Advice Very Carefully by Ed Welch of CCEF
Giving advice goes poorly so often, it is worth more careful thought about how we give it. We all need advice. We seek it every day. That is a wise and natural part of being a creature rather than the Creator. But we also know that advice can run from helpful to horrible, and it can bless a relationship or hurt it.
21 Ways to Perk Up Your Productivity from the Time Management Ninja
The week is ending…but you can still learn to be more productive.
6 Observations from the Prayer Requests of the Apostle Paul (I shared on Leadership Resources’ Blog)
Why did Paul ask for prayer and what can we learn from his requests?
What is the Bible basically about? by Tim Keller
A great quote from the back cover of my old edition of Knowing God by J.I. Packer:
Now to the tweets:
In social media, and in life, do unto others as you would have them do to unto you. Listen. Respond. Be generous. Be real. Be humble.
— Tim Schraeder (@TimSchraeder) May 9, 2014
“A low view of law always produces legalism; a high view of law makes a person a seeker after grace.”-J. Gresham Machen
— Brandon Myers (@brandon_myers) May 9, 2014
It is no more narrow to claim that only one religion is right than to claim that only one way to think about all religions is right
— RZIM Canada (@rzimcanada) May 10, 2014
Both Jonah and the elder brother were angry servants, which is often the tragic consequence of service without love. Warren & David Wiersbe
— Christine Smith (@LifeVerse) May 10, 2014
Convince others that you are a poet by randomly hitting the enter button several times in a sentence.
— Dr. Fair IC Baptist (@fairicbaptist) May 11, 2014
If one more guy with a combover slaps me on the back and says, “How’s my brother from another mother?” I’m going to start taking hostages.
— Lloyd Legalist (@LloydLegalist) May 11, 2014
“The whole counsel of God is a rare thing in Latin America.” Miguel Nunez @TGC_Esp
— Leadership Resources (@LRI_News) May 11, 2014
We’ve been working with the pastor to do sermon development as a team effort. We told him that he needs to stop, collaborate, and listen.
— Relevant Church Guy (@MrChurchGuy) May 11, 2014
“There is not a better evangelist in the world than the Holy Spirit.” D L Moody
— Joey Cochran (@joeycochran) May 15, 2014